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Character-Driven and Critical Books
Art, Architecture, Music, and Memoir

Red Wave: An American in the Soviet Music Underground

Wild and vivid — a rollicking memoir of romance and rock ‘n’ roll in an era of upheaval and transition. From Los Angeles to Leningrad and back again, Joanna’s story is borne along by her infectious, headlong enthusiasm. It’s quite a ride.
– Patrick Radden Keefe, author, award winning staff writer at The New Yorker and creator ofWind of Change podcast

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A daughter breaks the family silence about her mother’s schizophrenia, reframing hospitalizations, paranoia, illness, and caregiving through a feminist lens.

As heroic as it is original, Claire Phillips’ writing always finds the scary corners that would be secret to any other author, from which inevitably there comes into vision a revelatory perspective. 
— Steve Erickson, author of Zeroville and Shadowbahn

Inventively told.
Largehearted Boy

A Los Angeles poet and Downtown real estate broker’s hiking vacation turns deadly in soaring Mojave heat; his true survival story leaves you with chills.

What he did next was inspired and most probably saved his life… He began to write….
– Bear Grylls, “Escape From Hell”

The writing is marvelous, the language wholly appropriate, with snatches of humor defying the reality. 
Manhattan Book Review

A bilingual, intertextual conversation in the California border-landscape between Mexican artist Erick Meyenberg and gardener Chris Shea about creation, change, and loss; native versus immigrant; and time and decay. Commissioned for and co-published with haudenschildGarage in San Diego, California.
Book Trailer: Erick Meyenberg and Ruth Estévez

Meyenberg has been named a young artist to watch and recommended by Hyperallergic and The New York Times, among others.

A collection of lively and often humorous vignettes reveals the genius behind one of 20th century’s most important architects and cultural critics. Published on occasion of the 150th anniversary year of Loos’ birth. Revised edition.

In razor-sharp anecdotes, some a paragraph, some several pages, Claire writes in the present tense. The result is altogether Loosian: timeless, with as little ornament, but as much empathy, as any protégé could deliver. Here, theory in the flesh walks in.
– Barbara Lamprecht, coauthor of Neutra: Complete Works

A full-color biography of the exiled architect and designer couple from Vienna who significantly contributed to the definition of modernism in Britain examines their lives on two continents. Supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Thoroughly researched, objectively written, her book on the Groag couple is of serious interest to any student of 20th century modernist architecture and design and should, and will, be part of every academic or museum art historical library.
– Paul Wijdeveld, author of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Architect

A surprising and revealing memoir populated with art influencers, art historians, and the former lover and lifelong friend of Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood.

Naumann’s writing is entertaining and authentic. He sings the praises of those who formed his own character as well as embraces their flaws. From the bordellos to the classrooms and from high rises to high on the hills of France and Italy, this story offers a unique and riveting view into the world of art history and the people therein.
– Seattle Book Review

Human Rights Memoirs

A love letter to an unloved place… A sparkling memoir.
– Ben Ehrenreich, The Guardian

Bookmarks reviews

A thrilling memoir by a strong, brave and inspiring woman living under difficult circumstances.
– Sayeh Hassan, sister-hood

A true story of Cold War bravery and danger.
– Publishers Weekly

Takes a sharp look at the dysfunction of the U.S.S.R., offering details that no one in the West could imagine. […] An important memoir by a fearless man.
– Susan Waggoner, Foreword Reviews

As seen on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper and the New York Times Emmy-award winning documentary.

A humanist forger, a utopian outlaw, the Robin Hood of false papers, preparing passports and identity cards for the world’s oppressed.
– Jerusalem Post

Holocaust Memoirs

Hitler, Stalin and I by Heda Margolius Kovály and and Helena Třeštíková
Heda’s torturous path through some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities is rendered with deep wisdom and a poetic eye for detail. […] An important historical account and a testament to human endurance.
– Tobias Mutter, Shelf Awareness

Not just about one survivor but a meaningful observation of an even more significant story about the bloody outcomes of extremism.
– New York Journal of Books

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The heartening memoir of a Jewish guitarist who survived concentration camps through his music, arrived back to a destroyed Berlin and helped remake the jazz and swing culture of his city.

The Ghetto Swinger: The Incredible Story of Jazz Star Coco Schumann Who Played in Auschwitz For His Life
Huffington Post
Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday
Adept reporting and personal experience make for a gripping read.
Foreword Reviews

A journalistic, yet passionately written j’accuse against the French collaborators and those who want to erase the [era’s] devastating atrocities.
– Lew Whittington, New York Journal of Books 

Prize-Winning Fiction

An evocative portrait of a lost girl demanding agency.
Kirkus Reviews
Fall 2018 preview

As lush with speculative literary history as it is with lyrical prose,
picking its way through the sticky webs of family dynamics and revolutionary politics.

– World Literature Today

Readers who favor the sensual detail and daring brilliance of Brian Aldiss, Samuel R. Delany, Carol Emshwiller, George R.R. Martin, and Frank Herbert will find much to enjoy in this dazzling translation.
– William Grabowski, Library Journal

Bookmarks Reviews

The Consequences - Book Cover
A sensitive and erudite exploration of the tangled relationships between synchronicity, identity, life, and art.
– Los Angeles Review of Books

You’ll be hooked as I was if you pick up this serious yet humor-filled examination of a [conceptual artist’s] life too well examined.
– Literary Hub

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